Dos and Don’ts to coping with this year’s weather

Dos and Don’ts to coping with this year’s weather:

Time to Change Plans?

By, Dan Steward

Here we are well into May with a great deal of spring fieldwork yet to be done. Since things rarely seem to go as planned in farming, here are a few pointers to consider as you dodge raindrops to get the crops in.

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Cornell Nutrient Mass Balance

Cornell Nutrient Mass Balance

With the operating costs of farming on the rise, finding ways to save money is crucial. One of the best methods to manage increasing costs is to be more efficient with nutrients. Good nutrient efficiency means lower fertilizer expenses and higher yields. Cornell has developed a program to calcula

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Board of Directors Election Results

Election Results

The results of the February 22nd Board of Directors election are as follows:

John Borer (re-elected for a 2nd term)

Greg Chamberlain (re-elected for a 2nd term)

Jerry Hull (newly elected)

Congratulations and thank you to everyone.

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2021 Corn Grain Variety Test Plot Results

The 2021 growing season marked WNYCMA’s nineth year of organizing and facilitating corn grain trials.

The 2021 Corn Grain Trial results are in and full results are available at: https://wnycma.com/testplots.

Western New York Crop Management would like to extend a big thank you to the seed companies: Brevant Seeds, Hubner Seed, Local Seed Co.

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2021 Silage Variety Results

Corn Silage Variety Plot Results are Now Available

To view the results please go to our test plot results page.

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Grain Plot Results

The results of our 2020 Corn Grain Test Plot are in.

All of our plots have been harvested and the data has been analyzed. To view the results please go to our test plot results page.

Special thanks goes out to the farms that hosted our test plots.

Grain Plots:

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Silage Plot Results

Our 2020 Corn Silage Variety Test Plot Results Are now available

To view the results please go to our test plot results page.

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Will New York Reopen in Time for First Cutting?

It has certainly been a perplexing year in every way. As I write this article on May 8th I look out the window and see snowflakes falling. Not more than ten minutes ago I answered questions from a farmer as he planted corn into 45 degree soils. I am afraid we are going to see a lot of chilling injury on corn that was planted this past week. I have also fielded calls asking when first cutting is going to be ready. I looked online for answers from Albany, but found none. Guess I will have to rely on the best information I have and my own experience.

Alfalfa and grass must be confused. March started out fairly warm and dry. Alfalfa, which very much develops according to heat, took off. Then April was cold and quite wet and things quit growing. May has been dryer but still cold with a few warmer days. Growth has been by stops and starts.

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